Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Brands Used: our own Organic Airbrush Tanning Formula as well as the finest European Hard & Soft Wax
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Our interior is fresh, contemporary, stylish, trendy, clean. These are just a few things our clients compliment us about on our studio. It is definitely unexpected and they appreciate the extra mile we go to pamper them with our decor.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We love our clients ... and we want to make them feel as comfortable as possible. We want them to know that our utmost concern is to make them feel good about themselves, because that is what we are here to do. We also set them at ease by educating them, especially if it is their first time.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We only use the finest European hard and soft waxes. We specialize not only in organic airbrush tanning, but also in Brazilian waxing. We like to say, "Whether you're going to the beach or the bedroom, we have you covered."
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Our staffers all specialize in their services and they absolutely love what they do.
Inside Tropical Tan, it only takes one minute for a person to look like he or she spent an entire day at the beach. The stand-up Mystic Tan booth coats bodies from head-to-toe in a UV-free tanning solution, which darkens skin to a custom hue. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a traditional bed or a European-style "No-Burn" bed. The latter, which tans clients either standing up or lying down, bronzes skin without the use of UVB rays. To add a personalized touch to tanning sessions, Tropical Tan's staff can recommend tanning creams from the likes of John Abaté and other designer brands. They'll also special order products not in stock, provided they exist outside of a person's imagination.
The staff at Bronzed Airbrush Tanning wants its clients to gain sun-kissed color in the safest way possible. To them this means not lying in the sun or consuming bag after bag of clementines, but instead airbrushing the skin with a mist of color. They employ a tanning solution free of skin-irritating alcohol, parabens, and fragrances, and since the DHA—the active ingredient that colors the skin—is derived from beets and sugar cane, the spray is also certified organic. Both tanning options, regular and express, are customizable to the client's natural skin tone and the color lasts for at least one week.
Winner of Orange Coast magazine's Best Tanning Salon title in 2003, Bare Tan bottles the tanning power of the sun and hands it over to clients in the form of UV beds and airbrush tans. The staff excels at customizing tans in accordance with clients’ desires and their local beach’s bylaws. They can recommend low-, medium-, or high-pressure beds or tailor shades with airbrush tans available in five levels. VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths apply a healthy-looking color in less than five minutes with the help of hydrating DHA ingredients and quick-drying technology.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
At The Wax Parlor, staffers spend their entire day primarily focused on only one thing: waxing. While whisking away hair on the body or face during one of their services, they uphold rigid sanitary standards, never double dipping or flat-out licking a wax stick once they’ve used it. They also stock their salon and online boutique with numbing cream for those looking to diminish as much discomfort as possible.
The only non-waxing service they offer is airbrush tanning, which can put the finishing touch on a new, hair-free look.